Oscars 2020: Here’s What the Golden Globe Winners Mean for the Best Picture Race

by Jeremy Spirogis
Martin Scorsese on the red carpet

The Golden Globe winners have been introduced. But what do they imply for the Best Picture race at this yr’s Academy Awards?

Awards season is all the time such an enchanting time in Hollywood. Over the course of the autumn and spring, the largest names in motion pictures contend for a number of massive accolades. However, none is as prestigious because the season’s fruits on Oscar night time.

In the lead-up to the Academy Awards, pundits are taking cues wherever they will for what may win. The Golden Globes — awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) — are subsequently largely thought of a think about shaping Oscar predictions. So right here’s what we discovered on the 77th Golden Globe Awards.

Martin Scorsese on the red carpet
Martin Scorsese on the crimson carpet | Matteo Nardone/Pacific Press/LightRocket through Getty Images

Golden Globes and the awards season

On the one hand, the Golden Globes appear wholly disconnected from the Academy Awards nominations. After all, the 90-person HFPA votes on the Globes, whereas members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences resolve the Oscars. Yet, the Golden Globes play an important position in studios’ last push for the movies they’re campaigning to obtain Oscar nominations.

Part of this, to be honest, is because of the timing of the entire thing. The Globes are usually awarded simply earlier than the voting window closes for the Oscars. For 2020, the Globes ceremony occurred on Jan. 5, whereas the Oscar voting ends on Jan. 7. That means the flicks that win massive on the Globes really wind up with a last-ditch effort to entice Academy members to examine them out in the event that they haven’t but.

How the Golden Globe winners change the Oscar race

The batch of Golden Globe winners this time round aren’t any exception. Prior to the telecast, many trade insiders assumed that motion pictures like Rocketman, 1917, and The Farewell have been dropping steam. Yet, all three movies walked away with no less than one main win every.

Taron Egerton’s and Awkwafina’s appearing wins for Rocketman and The Farewell, respectively, shake up races many thought fairly nicely locked up. Neither movie is more likely to win Best Picture, however the help for each on the Globes simply is likely to be sufficient to assist them sneak away with nominations.

The massive winner on Globes night time — no less than so far as Best Picture — is 1917. As director Sam Mendes talked about onstage, the World War I movie hasn’t even hit broad launch but. Now that 1917 gained Best Director and Best Motion Picture Drama over movies by Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, we’re keen to guess Oscar voters are going to place it on the highest of their screener pile.

This hit continues to be the frontrunner

Mendes’ movie was already a possible addition to the Best Picture nominations. But its two Globe victories really place it as a a lot stronger contender than anybody initially thought. Again, as a result of the HFPA membership is separate from the Academy, something can nonetheless occur. The Irishman, Marriage Story, or Parasite can all come by means of with the upset on Oscar night time.

Yet, regardless of 1917‘s wins, the Golden Globe winners all confirmed what many were already thinking: the Best Picture is Tarantino’s to lose. His Once Upon a Time in Hollywood snagged awards for Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt, Best Screenplay, and Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. The author/director is already a crucial darling, and his newest movie is a field workplace smash many critics and moviegoers love.

Moreover, Hollywood options two memorable star turns by Leonardo DiCaprio and Pitt. And like many different Oscar victors, it celebrates the film business itself. Going into Golden Globes night time, the film was already main the Best Picture dialog. Yet, its Globe triumphs will solely hold it prime of thoughts for Oscar voters as they full their ballots.

The 92nd Academy Awards will likely be awarded on Feb. 9, 2020.

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